|Date : 17th - 20th September 2020 | Course : Winged Foot, 7477yds, par 70 | Champion : Bryson DeChambeau|
2020 US Open Results & Odds
Available at 25/1 pre-tournament, big hitting American Bryson DeChambeau took the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot. A rejuvenated athlete over the lockdown, DeChambeau's strategy of overpowering the conventional US Open set-up paid dividends as he coasted to a comfortable six shot victory - the only player in the field to beat par over the four days. DeChambeau's form had cooled running-up to the tournament - having been the hottest player on tour after the restart, so despite drifting in the betting prior to the tournament 25/1 would have attracted plenty.
Leading going into the final round, Matthew Wolff (75/1) still showed plenty of potential staying in touch to finish second on a course that averaged just over 74 (+4) for the four rounds. Louis Oosthuizen (80/1) who has been showing an uptick in form over recent months finished in third with Harris English (75/1) managing to put the frustration of a lost ball on the first in the final round behind him, shotting 73 to finish in fourth alongside Xander Shauffelle (14/1)
Tournament favourite Dustin Johnson managed to finish in a never in contention sixth place, a 73 on the first day, when conditions were at their benignist probably gave him too much to do. Despite being in striking distance going into the final round Rory McIlroy could never assert any pressure. Notable players missing the cut included PGA Champion Collin Morikawa, Tiger Woods and fancied English pair Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Whether or not the golf bodies will respond by changing the rules to curb big hitters it still seems like DeChambeau will be a force in golf for years to come as his new approach could change professional golf.
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2019 US Open Results & Odds
80/1 in the pre-tournament outrights, Gary Woodland took his first major title at the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach. Despite failing to win from any of the seven previous 54-hole leads on the PGA Tour, Woodland managed to convert a one-shot lead going into the final round to eventually win by three from defending champion Brooks Koepka. The 35-year-old American's reputation has long been as a bomber off the tee but a key to victory was his ability to scramble around the Californian Links - first in the field for scrambling despite ranking 169th going into the tournament.
Brooks Koepka (10/1) continued a stellar run in the majors, just coming up short of an historic three-peat of US Opens. He did make history being the first player to shoot four rounds in the 60's and not win, along with the first to have five consecutive rounds in the 60's when you include the final round at Shinnecock Hills in 2018. Justin Rose (25/1), just one behind Woodland going into the final round, faded over the back-nine to finish in a tie for third along with up-and-coming stars Xander Schauffele (28/1) and Jon Rahm (30/1) along with outsider Chez Reavie (300/1)
Tournament favourite, Dustin Johnson (8/1) failed to get within striking distance of the lead - a cold-putter putting pay to his chances (70th of the 79 in Putting) In contention all week, Rory McIlroy (10/1) fell back to a tie for ninth after a final-round 72, Tiger had a solid but unspectacular week in T21 while Phil Mickelson remains frustrated in his quest for a career grand-slam, finishing down in T52.
Although light winds and soft conditons all week meant Pebble Beach didn't show her teeth, an untypical US Open with a record equalling 31 players under-par, Gary Woodland was a worthy champion. Leading going into the weekend, the American showed great composure to hold off the best in the world including two-time champion Brooks Koepka.
See below for the 2019 Scores - Odds are a guide to the best available on the Wednesday night before the tournament.
2018 US Open Results & Odds
Pre-tournament 28-1 shot, Brooks Koepka went back-to-back in the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills with a winning score of +1. The contrast couldn't be bigger between an attritional Shinnecock Hills and a benign Erin Hills which Koepka won on a score of -16. In a four-way tie for the lead going into the final round, Koepka's birdie on 16 pushed him two-clear over the field and despite a bogey on the final hole, the American took the title.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood continued to impress in the majors with a fast-finishing 63 to take second-place while Dustin Johnson, who struggled over the weekend having led by 4 after 36 holes, finishing in third. Patrick Reed followed-up his victory in the Masters with fourth-place while fellow American Tony Finau was fifth. Much of the tournament coverage was the continued criticism of the USGA's course management with Shinnecock Hills being almost unplayable over the first three days and then too easy for the final day. Despite that it's hard to argue that Koepka wasn't a deserving winner and he could prove to be golf's next superstar now having won multiple majors.
Odds are a guide to the best available on the Wednesday before the tournament
2001 - 2018 US Open Winners